The Orphan and the Mob

JULIA ANDERSON recommends ‘The Orphan and the Mob’: ‘As I read the first sentence of ‘The Orphan and the Mob’, my eyes widened. At only sixteen words long, Julian Gough managed to insert into his first sentence: urination, a mob, and an orphanage burning down. Kudos to him…’

Time to Disappear

In this essay, KIRSTY WALTERS recommends The BBC International Short Story Award 2012 anthology: ‘Each one has, at its core, a theme of absence or disappearance. These are stories of missing people, death, and the ability to dispose of whatever we want, whenever we want…’